Pickup trucks are the most popular vehicle type in the United States, with millions of copies of the Ram, F-150, and Silverado being sold every year. We think it’s well overdue for an electric truck to enter the scene and usher in some emissions-free options for this enormous market.
Luckily, we are promised electric trucks from Tesla, Ford, and Rivian in the next year or two. The Rivian R1T is their first offering, and looks like it will pack a technological as well as off-roading punch when it hits the roads. Designed from the ground up for the last eight years, the company left ‘stealth mode’ last year to announce their clever truck and SUV models.
The unique advantages of electric vehicles make this truck particularly compelling, with huge towing and speed capabilities, as well as features like pop-up tents and a pull-out kitchen configuration. The truck’s ‘gear tunnel’ spans the entire width of the vehicle, and allows for storage, or in this configuration, a slide-out kitchen, complete with working stovetops and food preparation.
The truck’s interior is devoid of clutter, utilizing two large displays for all vehicle functionality.
Rivian is showcasing the truck’s innovations, like this slide-out kitchen that lives within the gear tunnel.
Celebrity rock climber Alex Honnold has become a Rivian spokesperson, pictured here with friends, testing and demonstrating the truck’s features and functionality.
The unique ‘gear tunnel’ runs the entire width of the vehicle.
The R1T is capable of towing 11,000 pounds, has a 400-mile electric range, and will go from 0-60 in 3.0 seconds.
The truck has a number of other features, from heavy-duty charging to a spacious front trunk.
The truck will start at $69,000, and will go into production the second half of 2020. Preorders available here.